Tag Archives: Reduction

Slash Pile Burning May Start Today

Firefighters could begin burning more than 200 slash piles today in western Moffat County near Douglas Mountain. The slash piles were assembled during hazardous fuels reduction Continue reading

Program Leads To 36% Reduction In Opioid Use

The Colorado Hospital Association says they experienced success with a new program aimed at reducing the use of opioids. Yampa Valley    Medical Center in Steamboat, which recently became part of the UCHealth Continue reading

2018 Budget Passes After $1.7 Million In Cuts

The Moffat County Commissioners approved the 2018 budget at their meeting yesterday. The commissioners’ goal was to reduce General Fund expenditures by $2.5 million for 2018. They were able to come up with $1.7 million in long term reductions in the General Fund, leaving $800,000 to be addressed.  Changes to Continue reading

MOCO Supports Royalty Reduction For Twentymile

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a letter at their meeting Tuesday, supporting Peabody’s efforts to seek a royalty rate reduction for the Twentymile coal mine in Routt County. The company is seeking a royalty reduction from 12 to Continue reading

Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

Hickenlooper Drops Carbon Reduction Plan

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he will not be issuing an executive order aimed at cutting Colorado greenhouse gas emissions from the states power plants by one third by the year 2030. Hickenlooper said the decision to not institute the executive order was based on extreme push back from republicans in the state Continue reading

Avalanches Cause Closures On I-70

Avalanches were a big issue yesterday in Colorado. Separate snow slides shut down I-70 near Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel for most of the day. Berthoud Pass was also closed due to avalanche reduction work for approximately 10 hours. Severe Continue reading